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#1  Edited By BrunoTheThird

"Me reacting to..." YouTube videos. Why the hell do you think I want to look at your facial expressions while you watch the Oscar winners!? Jesus. YouTube is so creepy now.

It's not a million miles from GB talking over vids, but that makes more sense to me.

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My girlfriend hates milk. She thinks it's disgusting, haha.

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I don't think it's so surprising, or loved by only a specific crowd. It's quite well-regarded by movie buffs, action-heads, and critics overall. That's only one crowd: people who love styyyyyyle.

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The Last of Us' storytelling. It is often cited as the pinnacle of storytelling in the medium. It isn't. The characters are very good, and I enjoy the gameplay despite some design quirks, but it's quite a boring plotline. A tiring mish-mash of better stories (The Road, Children of Men, I Am Legend). It deserves recognition, I love Joel and Ellie, but when I hear people gush to the degree they do about the story, when there have been other impressive instances of storytelling in games that stood out (Sands of Time, Planescape: Torment, Half-Life 2 possibly) it confuses me, and makes me wonder if they remember those other great games, or if The Last of Us is so fresh in our memories that it's on a higher podium than it would be amid those other classics, if they came out more regularly/closer together. I just disagree and think there are better examples, and kinda hate it. Not really though.

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About FFXV, I liked the simplistic buddy-movie storytelling through the first eight or nine chapters, but it begins to fracture once you get on the train. It kind of implodes in a bizarre way that rubbed me wrong. It ain't great. I preferred the minimalist approach. Vivienne Westwood though... fucking christ, the cringe was violent.

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As someone who almost prides myself on being totally immune to bad action-movie bullshit and their poor storytelling, John Wick got it right, and it totally surprised me. I thought it was going to be another Taken situation (i.e. a hilariously bad, overly seriously, OTT cliché-fest that people love because of those dumb things), but it wasn't. It had genuine style -- almost like Hard Boiled without slo-mo-- tonnes of character from Defoe and the other actors, clever gun fights, and great editing. Very oldschool Hong Kong/modern Korean in its influences and stylistic decisions. I'm a fan; it deserves credit.

If you're looking for emotional resonance in every frame, or thought-provoking dialogue, you won't find it. Watch those old Chow Yun Fat classics; the emotion comes at the beginning -- the trigger of the violence, usually. I forget the name of the one with the blind girl (Angel of Death? The Killer?), but that's a good example of simple emotional cornerstones of a brutal revenge story that don't really need to be developed to a really dramatic level. In fact, if they were, the movies would be dishonest in their intentions which is pure enjoyment + a basic reason to care why they're smoking fools. The rest is all style babeh.

There's a fantastic Korean film called A Hard Day. Check it out if John Wick didn't quite do the story stuff enough for you, but you want some tense brutality here and there. I'm more into those types, but again, JW is the shiz.

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Building kits, mainly. I have tonnes of LEGOs -- Batmobile, Yellow Submarine, WALL.E, a full mini cinema, a big ninja ship. My next will be Poe's X-Wing.

I also love Meccano (Erector) sets. I have the Ducati motorcycle and the La Ferrari.

I make music on the side. I have Komplete 11, FL Studio 12, a little midi keyboard and an audio interface. That's also a deeply rewarding hobby; tough, but super fun.

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I'll interpret the question as favourite comic book hero/anti-hero, if that's okay?

I've always been a huge fan of Spawn. So dank and goddamn demonic, and the drawings are exquisite. I love The Darkness comics as well; dark humour and gore for days.

John Constantine from Hellblazer is another delight.

Batman is my favourite super-detective.

Villains: Carnage, Scarecrow, Violator, etc.

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Thanks for the info guys, Pocky & Rocky seems fanfriggingtastic. I have to buy it somehow!

Anyone remember that kooky game, Mega Twins/Chiki Chiki Boys (in Japan)? That has two-player and a hard mode, and plenty of dumb crap in it. Probably wouldn't be the best to watch, but it's in that ballpark.

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Making people happy is lovely, and I wish them success, and fulfillment in their lives. I will say that one example that just shows the two entertainment models fundamentally differ on some level is when Greg appeared on GB's E3 panel -- you know, when he got drunk and topless and knocked his shame-pile of beers on the floor. It was awkward and clashed with the vibe based on the reactions he was getting, but whatever, that's his personality. I'm just saying that's an example where you can actually see the difference in their styles (knowledgeable gamers with a great sense of humour owned by CBS VS. completely free crowdfunded internet personalities), not that one is viable and one isn't. It's nice to see people being themselves and not being influenced by powers that be, and they both already are that, and should probably continue to exist in their own ways. I think GB can still grow without needing to adopt kinda radical new ways of supplying their content. If it was one event on that kind of scale now and then, though, I see that being totally fine and kinda fun-- kinda cool... But then their PAX stuff fills that space.

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